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Wired: Tom can’t see X appeal

Wired: Tom can’t see X appeal

Entertainment
NC OVERNIGHT SUCCESS: Tom Walker. Here with James Ingham The former busker is making a big name for himself across Europe thanks to breakthrough hit Leave A Light On.His apparent “overnight success” aided by a Sony Bravia TV advert has actually been the result of years of hard work.Tom told me: “I would rather work in Tesco than enter The X Factor. Shows like that just don’t interest me.“People talk about me and Rag’n’Bone Man having overnight success but we’ve been building for a few years and I think that’s the healthy way to do it. “What I do think is really unhealthy is shows like X Factor when one minute nobody knows who you are and the n...
Graham Spanier, ex-Penn State president, loses appeal in Jerry Sandusky case

Graham Spanier, ex-Penn State president, loses appeal in Jerry Sandusky case

Sports
Graham Spanier, former president at Penn State University, lost an appeal of his misdemeanor conviction for child endangerment over his handling of a 2001 complaint about Jerry Sandusky showering with a boy in the football team locker room. Sandusky was a long-time Penn State football assistant who is serving a 30-to-60-year sentence for 45-count child sexual abuse conviction. A Superior Court in Harrisburg, Pa., rejected Spanier's claims that too much time had passed to charge him, that he was not legally obligated to care for the boy and should not have been charged because he did not supervise children directly. "To hold that (he) was not supervising a child's welfare when he oversaw PSU's response to the Sandusky allegations, or to hold that he owed no duty of care in his exercise...
Parents of sick toddler Alfie Evans lose UK court appeal

Parents of sick toddler Alfie Evans lose UK court appeal

Health
Britain's Court of Appeal on Wednesday rejected a new bid by the parents of terminally ill toddler Alfie Evans to take him to Italy and continue his life support against the wishes of his doctors and judges. Doctors say the 23-month-old boy suffers from a degenerative neurological condition that has left him in a "semi-vegetative state" with almost no brain function. Medics caring for him at Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool have said further treatment is futile, and the toddler's life support was withdrawn Monday after a series of court rulings sided with the doctors and blocked further medical treatment. Alfie's parents continued their fight to take him to Italy to be cared for at the Vatican's children's hospital, which has said it is willing to take him. Three Court of Appeal...
'End of the road' for Pistorius as court rejects appeal

'End of the road' for Pistorius as court rejects appeal

World
South Africa's highest court has rejected a request for appeal by Oscar Pistorius.The decision means the "end of the road" for the former athlete, who faces 13 years in prison for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.He had asked South Africa's constitutional court to review both his jail term and murder conviction, but both requests were dismissed in a ruling.:: Reeva Steenkamp - the woman behind the nameImage:Pistorius with Reeva Steenkamp less than three weeks before he killed herPistorius shot Ms Steenkamp dead on Valentine's Day 2013 after firing four times through the locked door of his bedroom toilet.He later claimed he believed she had been an intruder, and his lawyers have challenged both his prosecution and sentences in years of wrangling in the courts.It now appears the form...
Lauri Love case: Hacking suspect wins extradition appeal

Lauri Love case: Hacking suspect wins extradition appeal

Technology
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceAlleged computer hacker Lauri Love has won his High Court appeal against his extradition to the US.Mr Love, 33, from Stradishall, Suffolk, was first arrested in October 2013 on suspicion of hacking into FBI, US Central Bank and Nasa systems.Appeal judges said extradition would be "oppressive by reason of his physical and mental condition".They urged the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to prosecute Mr Love, who has Aspergers syndrome, in England.Lord Chief Justice Lord Burnett and Mr Justice Ouseley said Mr Love, who also has depression, "did not seek impunity for the acts alleged against him, but contended that he should be tried and, if convicted, sentenced in the United Kingdom".They said: "We accept that the evidence shows that the fact of ext...